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Domestic Violence Services

If you need help, please call our 24-hour hotline at 918.214.8886. 

 

Ray of Hope Advocacy Center is an Oklahoma Attorney General certified program, offering comprehensive intervention and prevention services to men, women, and children affected by domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Washington, Nowata, and portions of Osage County.


Our Philosophy

All persons have the right to live without fear, abuse, oppression, violence, and child abuse.  There should be equality in relationships and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking should be helped to assume power over their own lives. Survivors should be treated with dignity and respect; all people involved in violent crimes are affected – victims, children, families, partners, friends, the community, and perpetrators. Offending is a choice, and perpetrators of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking are solely responsible for their behavior, and they should be held accountable for their behavior. Coordinated community response is the best approach to eliminating domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking in Oklahoma; intervention and services shall be based upon the safety and well-being of individuals and communities.  Services shall be provided in a non-judgmental, voluntary, non-coercive manner and take place in a safe, trauma-informed environment.  Services should encourage self-determination, autonomy, physical and emotional safety, and provide information that will enable independence.  Services shall respect cultural diversity by recognizing the spectrum of differences that exists among groups of people with definable and unique cultural backgrounds.  Services shall be delivered from an approach that recognizes the impact of trauma and acknowledges the role of trauma in the lives of victims/survivors and their dependents.


Services Include:

  • Domestic violence (Services for victims and children)
  • Sexual assault (Services for victims)
  • Stalking (Services for victims)
  • Teen dating violence
  • Protective orders
  • Safety planning
  • Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Medical Exams (in partnership with SAFE-NOW)
  • Advocacy for sexual assault exams
  • Court advocacy
  • Healthy relationships
  • Education for pre-teens, teens, and adults

Awareness Months

January: National Stalking and Human Trafficking Awareness Months
February: National Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month
April: National Sexual Assault Awareness Month; Child Abuse Awareness Month
October: National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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